Helping Grieving Children and Teens Cope with Difficult Emotions

Helping Grieving Children and Teens Cope with Difficult Emotions

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Free

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Online event

Live webinar

About this event

Grievers may experience surprising and unsettling emotions after a death including anger, guilt, and shame. These feelings can be particularly intense for children and teenagers, and may be impacted by the cause of death, family dynamics, or even societal stigma. This program will use evidence-based research and examples from clinical practice to provide strategies and interventions for professionals and clinicians to support children and teens in coping with these difficult grief reactions.

Presenters

  • Pamela Gabbay, EdD, FT, TAPS Advisory Board Member
  • Andy McNiel, MA, Senior Advisor, Youth Programs, TAPS

Continuing Education Information

Continuing education (1.5 hours) is available for this program. Instructions will be provided at the end of the program. Click here for a list of board approvals.

Viewing Instructions

Viewing instructions are included in your confirmation email and they will be emailed to you several times in the days leading up to the webinar.

Questions?

Contact the TAPS Institute via email at Institute@taps.org or call 800-959-8277.

Presented by Dignity Memorial®

Meet the Presenters

Pamela Gabbay, EdD, FT, has served the bereavement field in many capacities during her 25-year career. She is a co-founder of The Satori Group, a national organization providing education and consultation to the end-of-life, death, and bereavement fields. Pamela is a national trainer for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) and is the co-author of Understanding and Supporting Bereaved Children: A Practical Guide for Professionals. Previously, Dr. Gabbay was the Director of the Mourning Star Center and Camp Erin-Palm Springs, where she worked extensively with bereaved children, teens, and their families. Pamela was also an adjunct faculty member in the psychology department at Brandman University. She is a TAPS advisory board member and served as the President of the Southern California Chapter of the Association for Death Education and Counseling, as well as the Vice President of the Board of Directors of the National Alliance for Grieving Children (NAGC).

Dr. Gabbay holds a Fellow in Thanatology (FT) from the Association for Death Education and Counseling (ADEC) and earned a Master of Arts degree in Cognitive Psychology from Claremont Graduate University. She earned her Doctor of Education degree in Organizational Leadership from Brandman University. Pamela conducts nationwide trainings and presentations for organizations including: the TAPS Institute for Hope and Healing, ADEC, the National Alliance for Grieving Children, the Compassionate Friends, the Childhood Grief and Traumatic Loss conference, Hospice Foundation of America, and the American Association of Suicidology.

Andy McNiel, MA is the Senior Advisor of Youth Programs for the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS). Andy is an author and trainer on topics related to grief, bereavement, and end of life. He has been an advocate for healthy children, teenagers, and families throughout his career. He is a co-founder and an executive partner with The Satori Group, LLC, a national education, management, and consulting company focused in the area of grief and loss. He is the former CEO of The National Alliance for Grieving Children, Executive Director of The Amelia Center at Children’s of Alabama, and Director of Counseling Services for Hospice of Martin and St. Lucie (now Treasure Health) in South Florida. He is a trainer for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and Boys and Girls Clubs of America. He is the co-author of Understanding and Supporting Bereaved Children: A Practical Guide for Professionals.

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